Category: News

Teaching Community Activism

In 2014, Career Gear began implementing more programming on social issues with the goal of encouraging participants to become more proactive in their communities, as mentors and leaders. In an effort to empower program participants to take an active role in the issues and policies that directly impact their lives and the lives of their … Continued

Spotlight on a Participant: Kevin

Kevin is an 18 year-old student in Manhattan who despite working part-time since 14 and participating in a multitude of extracurricular activities holds a B+ grade average and intends on putting himself through college. His parents moved to NYC from Fuzhou in 1995 to avoid Chinese familial size restrictions and, since neither of them speak … Continued

The Power of Positive Communication

On February 23rd, twenty participants in our Personal Enrichment sub-series enjoyed a special workshop: “The Power of Positive Communication”. Red Katz, an entrepreneur and inspirational speaker, hosted the session. Red is also the author of “Live Your YOUlogy”, which focuses on the importance and need of positivity when it comes to personal outlook and developing … Continued

Spotlight on a Participant: Keon

Out of 600 seniors at his High School in Brooklyn, Keon was one of just 280 to graduate. Looking to be the first in his family to earn a college degree, he enrolled at Borough of Manhattan Community College – and, unprepared for the academic rigor, flunked out within a year. He tried again, this … Continued

2015 BBQ at Hill Country

April 1st marked the return of Career Gear’s Annual BBQ Soiree at Hill Country NY. A night looked forward to (with mouth-watering anticipation) by returnees, as well as by newcomers ready to party for a great cause. The event was a culinary, musical, social, and most importantly, charitable success! The food ranged from classic Texan … Continued